September 23, 2017

Buddha Pujaniya festival begins at Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda

Ethnic people and pilgrims attend opening of Buddha Pujaniya at Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda. Photo: MOI Web Portal
Ethnic people and pilgrims attend opening of Buddha Pujaniya at Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda. Photo: MOI Web Portal

THE consecration and Buddha Pujaniya of Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda took place in Kyaikto, Mon State, on the Full Moon Day of Thadingyut, Wednesday.
Pilgrims, local people and tourists thronged to witness the ceremony.
Chief Minister of Mon State U Ohn Myint and a number of pilgrims offered meals to members of the Sangha who consecrated the pagoda. At the opening ceremony of the Buddha Pujaniya festival Mon State minister U Thet Win held conference with senior monks. The chief minister along with well-wishers donated cash to the fund dedicated to offering gold foils to the pagoda and provisions to members of
the Sangha. The chief minister cut the ribbon to open the Buddha Pujaniya festival at which Kayin, Pa-O and Mon ethnic people from Kyaikto and nearby villages performed traditional dances.
Kyaikhtiyoe pagoda is one of the most recognised landmarks in Myanmar.—MOI Web Portal

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